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Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 225 344 ‎
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Ranked #16 of 407 restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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135 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The only restaurant on Madeira where guests wait in line for 20 minutes to get in - and yes, it is worth it: Amazing local food, very simple, quite cheap. A must-go restaurant!

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Picked by using trip advisor and is as it says. Very small and busy. Arrived at 7.00pm and were seated straight away. Husband speaks pretty good English and I ordered 2 espada 1 grilled 1 fried with 1 side of vegetables and 1 potatoes. Received 1 larger portion of espada which although meant to be filleted was full of bones... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovley couple handling their guests, it cannot get more authentic than this, count in some waiting time should you not get a table upfont, fresh seafood, very friendly priced.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Jaquet would appear to be an institution in Funchal, and given its high rating on Trip Advisor, we opted to try it for ourselves. We tried to book a table earlier in the day but were told that they don't take reservations, but as long as we were there by 7.30 in the evening, we should get seated. This was... More

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arrived early (7.15pm) and had the chance to get a table in this small but excellent restaurant. Very limited menu (only local fish and shell-fish) but everything is fresh and very well prepared and served by a charming couple.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We decided to try Jaquet on the basis of reviews. We were not looking for an up-market experience, just well-cooked food amid the tourist traps. We were certainly not disappointed. Decent wine, fish cooked to order, entertained by a hard-working and expert team of husband and wife who seem to cope alone with this buzzing little place. The price tag... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It's easy to find but trickier to get into. It was closed first time we went & then when it was open it was full. We persevered & got there shortly after 7. The first thing I noticed was a sign which intuition told me said we don't take credit cards. So only having a limited amount of cash on... More

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Douvaine, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had choosen this Restaurant after having seen the Reviews on tripadvisor. It is located in the old city and is actually easy to find. We were there on Thursday before Easter. As we arrived at the Restaurant it was closed but seen a sign that said they opened at 7pm. We waited in a Snack bar around the corner... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Excellent fish, full of flavour.Lots of character. Local go there - a well known eating place in old town

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Small place, wooden tables and stools, mama in the kitchen, papa waiting tables, no other help. Amazing couple, they know what they're doing, must have been doing it a long time to get it so perfect. Papa takes the orders and tells mama about what food to cook. Doesn't use a pen and paper until it's time to pay. Then... More

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